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by plwk
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shinjin Scripture Passage
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Shinjin Scripture Passage

A big thank you and very good analysis there PC. I too wondered if it was about the translation part. From what I understand but I may be wrong, Rennyo was strongly influenced by Jodo Shu. Well, as I understand from reading parts of Rennyo's colorful life and his illustrious career with Jodo Shinshu...
by plwk
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shinjin Scripture Passage
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Shinjin Scripture Passage

I was reading this passage today.... Link 実如上人が順誓に、「<自分が信心を得てもいないのに、人に信心を得なさいと勧めるのは、自分は何もものを持たないでいて、人にものを与えようとするようなものである。これでは人が承知するはずがない>と,蓮如上人はお示しになった」と仰せになりました。そして、「『往生礼讃』に<自信教人信>とあるのだから、まず自分自身の信心を決定して、その上で他の人々に信心を勧めるのである。これが仏恩報謝になるのである。自分自身の信心を決定してから人に教えて信心を勧めるのは、すなわち仏の大悲を人々にひろく伝える、<大悲伝普化>ということなの...
by plwk
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator: PorkChop
Replies: 22
Views: 7628

Re: New Moderator: PorkChop

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All the best mate :group:
You'll need 'em.... all 7 of the 七福神 Shichi Fukujin :mrgreen:
by plwk
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 3393

Re: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism

So back we go to the OP. Which is.... One: Come to think of it, do you think that some Buddhists are doing or Buddhist texts which suggest the same as what Robertson suggests? Two: A penny for your thoughts.... Why are his views being featured on a Buddhist website ? Simple. Robertson's view and th...
by plwk
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which Buddhist tradition has treated women the best?
Replies: 167
Views: 24205

Re: Which Buddhist tradition has treated women the best?

Samples of celebrating and mentioning on this year's International Women's Day: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
by plwk
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 3393

Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism

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Come to think of it, do you think that some Buddhists are doing or Buddhist texts which suggest the same as what Robertson suggests?
A penny for your thoughts....
by plwk
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Chinese Scholars to Create a Four-Language Dictionary
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Chinese Scholars to Create a Four-Language Dictionary

http://www.wildmind.org/images/buddha-dictionary.gif A Chinese political advisor and Tibetan scholar revealed to the Xinhua News Agency on Monday China’s plan to compile a polylingual dictionary on manuscripts in Buddhism this year. More here So, scholars and translators, is this welcomed news?
by plwk
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History
Replies: 311
Views: 48175

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History

But arguing that there was actually a Middle Earth or the planet Coruscant cannot be taken seriously, even if some claim to be followers of Jediism and such. Ever since the finding of the Dunhuang manuscripts more than a hundred years ago we can actually know that things did not exactly happened as...
by plwk
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1023
Views: 123995

Re: Yes or No ...

No. Is your pet an American?
by plwk
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1023
Views: 123995

Re: Yes or No ...

No. That dress was white and gold, yes?
by plwk
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Which school of Buddhism should I choose for myself?
Replies: 38
Views: 5397

Re: Which school of Buddhism should I choose for myself?

Ever thought about getting oneself grounded and stabilised in one first before exploring other streams, practically speaking versus an idealistic one? For instance, in your own list, what's the more practical ones that you can work with at the moment versus the ones which are unattainable or are muc...
by plwk
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Color is this Dress?
Replies: 22
Views: 3640

Re: What Color is this Dress?

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by plwk
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: 2015 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Re: 2015 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat

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by plwk
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Official Opening Of Nan Tien Institute Australia 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2159

Official Opening Of Nan Tien Institute Australia 2015

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More details on the event and them here , here & here
by plwk
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Color is this Dress?
Replies: 22
Views: 3640

Re: What Color is this Dress?

What dress?
by plwk
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History
Replies: 311
Views: 48175

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History

http://icbi.weebly.com/chan-guild-of-hui-neng-249353302131109234472132720250.html Hui Neng's body. Uh huh, then there's this too... Nánhuá Sì versus Yukjo-am, your pick... And on another note, from the Chan Guild link, they recommend works by the late Charles Luk, amongst which (is not included in ...
by plwk
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ruth Denison
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Ruth Denison

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by plwk
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ruth Denison
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Ruth Denison

http://spiritualityhealth.com/sites/default/files/styles/header_image/public/rsz_fea_denison_credit_shonagh_rae.jpg?itok=NzYC9N0g Thus should you look upon this changing world. All component things are impermanent. All component things are subject to dissolution. See all of this world As a star at ...
by plwk
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Sakra Indra Devanam
Replies: 33
Views: 10119

Re: Sakra Indra Devanam

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Today, 27th of February 2015, 9th Day/1st Lunar Month, the Chinese Mahayana world commemorates Śakra Devānām Indraḥ, Lord of the Trāyastriṃśa Heaven

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